An absolutely perfect starter or gift set, as it includes the best-selling and most versatile main knife: the 17cm/7" Wusthof Classic IKON Santoku, and the 8cm/3" Wusthof Classic Ikon paring knife. With these two knives, most people cover probably 95% of the tasks they do on a daily basis in their home kitchen, so it's a great and affordable way to get started with quality knives! Use the santoku for cutting, slicing and general prep work, and the paring knife for fruits, vegetables, and other smaller, delicate work. Features the popular new blade style without bolster, for ease of sharpening, full-blade length performance, and lighter weight. The handle is super-comfortable and made of the same excellent material that the Classic line is made of so it's comfortable and offers good grip even when wet, and it's polished so it looks beautiful and natural at the same time. The metal cap and overall shape also lends true elegance to the shape, and it's incredibly comfortable, no matter what kind of grip you prefer to use (pro-style "pinch grip" or standard grip on the handle). Most any kitchen cutting, slicing and chopping is easily accomplished with these perfectly balanced tools featuring a comfortable and nearly indestructible grip and razor-sharp hardened stainless steel edge. Even if you only own two good knives, this kit is a great choice! German forged steel quality for a lifetime of use.